Roy Wilbur Gregory was born Dawson, Georgia, the son of John Alvis Gregory and Ruby Majors.
He died 24 December 1944. He was first buried at Temporary American Military Cemetery of Foy, Belgium. Reburied at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, G, 11, 30

Aircraft B-17G-SH with serial number 44-8355 departed from Rattlesden on a bombing mission to Babenhausen, Germany. The aircraft was hit by direct flak, first in no. 1 engine. On the second hit the plane went into a violent spin. Only two crew members, S/Sgt Penzenik and S/Sgt Rothgeb, were able to bail out. The aircraft crashed at Prum, Germany.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Miles S. King
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Leo Pokrywka
Navigator, 1st Lt Richard G. Carver
Bombardier, 1st Lt Guy E. Cole
Mickey Operator, 2nd Lt Michael Penzenik
Radio Operator, S/Sgt Roy W. Gregory
Top Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Walter W. Trettin
Tail Gunner, Sgt Louis F. Kubiak
Waist Gunner, Sgt James B. Mannon
Waist Gunner, S/Sgt William D. Rothges

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 29 June 1945
S/Sgt Roy W. Gregory, husband of Mrs. Minnie Gregory, 1801 Oak Street, previously reported missing in action, was killed in action in Belgium Dec. 24. Sgt. Gregory, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gregory, Dawson, Ala., was one of five brothers. His brothers are Cpl. Leonard L. Gregory, QMC U.S. Army in the Aleutians; Claude, in the marines at Parris Island; Alvis and James Gregory. His sisters are Miss Evelyn Gregory, Miss Bernice Gregory of Chattanooga and Miss Ruby Gregory, Dawson. He was employed by the Southern Coach Lines before entering the army in 1942. He had been awarded the Air Medal.


  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 November 1917
  • Date of death: 24 December 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Dawson, Alabama
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 447th Bomber Group, 710th Bomber Squadron, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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